Celebrate Europe Day on 4 May!

Ever dreamt of exploring the heart of European civil society at the EESC? Here's your chance! Join us on Saturday, 4 May, for a day packed with exciting activities. Capture your unforgettable moments and share them on social media by tagging us and using the hashtag #EuropeDay.


10:00 – 18:00 Visitors welcome (doors close at 17:30)                                                                                                  

                           Main activities include:

  • Photos for you! Strike a pose in our photo booth for a photo souvenir!
  • Are you feeling lucky? Spin the Wheel of Fortune for your shot at winning an amazing prize!
  • Get ready to be a star of the sketchbook! Sit back, relax, and watch as our caricaturist captures your portrait with style and charm!
  • Kids animation corner with a hat making workshop and face painting!
  • Live Music by the French artist "Cphiyellow" and the Belgian jazz trio "Cool Nights".
  • Meet with the EESC President, Oliver Röpke.
  • Step into our Cinema corner and enjoy some delicious popcorn served by the EESC Groups.
  • Meet and chat with the EESC members in a speed dating format.
  • Charge your smartphones while biking!
  • Play games on European Space policy, Renewable Energy sources and Basketball to learn about the EESC Sections' activities!
  • Fish some Ducks and learn about the EU #BlueDeal!
  • Meet the EU Candidate countries and get to know more about their culture.
  • Play a card game to learn about the European Pillar of Social Rights.
  • Ever wanted to work for the EESC? – Meet and chat with the HR colleagues.
  • Curious about the EESC's youth engagement initiatives? Join us to learn firsthand how the EESC applies the EU youth test tool!              

🚴+/- 11:00 Get ready to cheer at the Finish Line on Rue Belliard 101 as our team of bikers completes their 500km journey, #CyclingforEUElections! They're raising awareness for the European elections and inspiring everyone to bike for a greener, more sustainable Europe. Let's give them a warm welcome and celebrate their incredible dedication!

🗳️ Speed voting with EESC Members

14:30-14:55 / 15:00-15:25 / 15:30-15:55 / 16:00-16:25

Ever wondered what it's like to work at the EESC? Witness how representatives like employers, workers, environmentalists, consumers, and more contribute to EU policymaking in the speed voting activity. Taking place in a meeting room with interpretation in English, French and Dutch, you will also be able to vote on what you hear, giving you a glimpse into how consensus is reached when people and organisations with differing perspectives come together at the EESC.